The Visual Resources Library of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be conducting a series of short Personal Archiving workshops on focused topics for the Fall 2022 semester.
Through a generous gift to the UNC Arts and Sciences Foundation, William G. Rand established this lecture series in memory of his late wife, Bettie Allison Rand. This funding allows the Department of Art to bring one or more eminent art historians to UNC-CH every other year for residencies of various lengths.
Julia Lum is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Scripps College. She is currently a 2023 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art. Lum’s fellowship project, Landfalls: Art Between Britain and Polynesia, reexamines and re-centers art history in the Pacific region from the 18th century onward, with a particular focus on the role landscape painting played in British colonization in the aftermath of James Cook’s voyages from 1768–79.
In this talk, Stella Nair will investigate the elements of Inca design and construction and its settings and uses in order to highlight Inca architecture's complexity and creative expressions. As will become clear, it is by foregrounding Inca (Quechua) categories and early colonial narratives, that the dynamic world of the Inca built environment comes into focus, as do the diverse Indigenous actors who gave it meaning.